A huge thank you to those who have given us great feedback on our new look Online Wrap.
We were very happy to hear you enjoyed this format more and found it a far easier read than our previous Friday Flash editorial.

If you have questions about any of the below articles or have updates to share with the community, please don't hesitate to contact us on 09 235 6231 or email
Happy Trading,

The Waiuku Business & Development team  (WB&DA)
Survey success

A huge thank you to those of you that took the time to fill out our quick survey. 
We as an organisation thought it was time to assess our workings and see if our efforts and direction are in line with what our members want.
The completed surveys we've received to date, show that we are on the right track and that our efforts are being noticed, appreciated and supported by you.
This year we are having to complete a new strategic plan for the next 5 years so the information gained from the survey will help us take a fresh look and ensure that we align with this guiding document.
Thanks to those businesses who got the survey back in time to enter the draw.
Congratulations to Paterson Burn Eyecare, our winner of a free morning tea on us!

Winning Windows Display evening

A huge thank you to Paula Schultz from Canopius Cafe in Papakura who came and gave us some great ideas on  shop window displays last week.
Many came away really inspired and I know some of you have already started tidying your windows and purchasing props for your displays, which is great.
I think the big word of the evening was "collaboration".
By working with other businesses you can create cost-effective window displays and support each other, making your space and therefore the town centre, a more attractive place to be. Please remember to jump onto the 'Pinterest' site for lots of ideas and inspiration.
Thank you to Gary Pyes 100% for kindly hosting the event.

Can't wait to see the creations!

Attention Waiuku Businesses!
Be Part of the Solution, not the problem

Are you sick of a full recycling bin? 
Do you want to contribute to a plastic solution? 
At the moment we don't really know where all of our recycled plastics are going.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference, support a local business AND actually know what your recycled plastics are being used for.

Future Post, a local business that is turning waste plastic into fence posts, is joining forces with the WBDA to assist Waiuku Businesses to dispose of their HDPE bottles. This can be anything from washing liquid bottles, shampoo bottles, vitamin /antibiotics containers, spray bottles and of course- milk bottles! Anything with a recycling #2 on the container. They must be cleaned out though, so please make sure this is done. 

The collection point will be located in front of Future Post in the
Waiuku Business Park from 15th July.
Please see photo of the bin below and how to find it. 

We ask that the line of lighter-coloured concrete not be crossed.
This is to ensure your safety. Please be aware of forklifts and trucks passing by at any given time. 

Please support a local business in their efforts to reduce plastic waste and contribute to Waiuku being a Zero Waste town. If you have any further enquiries, please contact Brooke Druyven, at

Making a difference, one post at a time.


Review of the Rural Policing Model

There is a public meeting being held to review the recently introduced Rural Policing Model for the Waiuku area on Thursday 25th July, 7.30pm at the St. Andrews Centre, 85 Queen St, Waiuku.
Inspector Glossop will address the meeting.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the review, please be sure to attend so you can raise these with the Inspector.
Single Use plastic bags banned in NZ

Single-use plastic shopping bags are now banned in New Zealand from 1 July 2019. Businesses cannot provide you with single-use plastic shopping bag.
The ban will help reduce the amount of plastic in our environment. 
The ban applies to all new single-use plastic shopping bags with handles, made of plastic up to 70 microns in thickness.
It includes bags made of degradable plastic. This is regardless of whether the plastic material is made from fossil-fuel or biological sources such as plants.
This includes biodegradable, compostable and oxy-degradable plastics bags. These are sometimes marketed as 'not plastic'. For more information on the new law, please click on the link below.

We receive many complaints from business owners about the town centre recycling bins being emptied too early or not being emptied at all.
We have also had the issue where bins have had to be put on the kerbside on Saturday afternoon due to not trading on a Sunday, only to find on Monday morning that the contents has blown out or the bin tipped over and rubbish is strewn through the street.
I have just had confirmation from Auckland Council that all yellow recycle bins in the Waiuku CBD will not be emptied on their collection day before 9.00am. If everyone could please try and place recycle bins kerbside on Monday morning to help alleviate these issues, that would be much appreciated.

Volunteers Needed at the Information Centre

One of our roles is to support tourism for the area through the Waiuku Information Centre which is only able to operate through a wonderful group of volunteers from our community. We are looking for more volunteers who enjoy talking to people and would like to help visitors make the most of their time here.  The Information Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday and shifts are split into: Mornings (10am-12.30 during winter and 10am-1pm in summer) and Afternoons (12.30-3pm during winter and 1-4pm in summer). If you know of anyone who would like to help out at the centre, even if it's just to fill in a couple of shifts each month, we would love to hear from them.
They are welcome to pop in and see us, give us a call or email Vanessa at

Associate membership rate increase

After many years we have decided to lift the WB&DA Associate Membership rate from $86.25 to $100 including GST.
This is to bring it more in line with what other businesses are paying through their economic development rate.
The membership period runs from 1st July to the 30th June.
We just wanted to give all our members a heads-up that the Waiuku Business & Development Association's 2019 AGM is fast approaching and will be held in October.
If you think you're up for the challenge and would like to hear more about being on the committee and what it involves, please don't hesitate to give me a call.
It's always great to get new people stepping up, bringing fresh thinking and new initiatives to our committee.

Upcoming Events & Activities in Waiuku
Public Meeting- Police Rural Review
Date: 25th July 2019, 7.30pm
Location: St. Andrews Centre
More Information:
 Waiuku Blast to the Past
Date: 9th November 2019 from 6pm
Location:  Waiuku Rugby Sports Park
          More Information:

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